[Video] Office Hours: Speed Round Edition

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I took a break from my Black Friday sale customer support emails to check in on the questions you posted at https://pollgab.com/room/brento and answer the highest-voted ones: 00:00 Start 00:15 Meshulam: What are the top use cases for running SQL Server in a container? Do many of your customers run SQL Server in a container?…
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[Video] Office Hours: Black Friday Edition

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My Black Friday sale is in its last days, so most of my time at the moment is spent keeping an eye on the site and answering customer questions. I’m happy to say it’s our best year so far, too! Y’all really like the new access-for-life options. I took a break from the online frenzy to…
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[Video] Office Hours: Sponsored By Black Friday Edition

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Y’all post questions at https://pollgab.com/room/brento, upvote the ones you’d like to see me cover, and then I talk through ’em. Here’s what we covered today: 00:00 Start 00:22 CKI: Could please give me pointers how to answer the question “Do we need to create a new instance for the new application or can use the…
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[Video] Office Hours: Surprise Edition

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Y’all post questions at https://pollgab.com/room/brento, upvote the ones you’d like to see me cover, and then I talk through ’em. There’s a slight problem with this episode: I forgot to hit the Record Questions button in PollGab, so I can’t quickly/easily generate the list of questions we covered. If you asked a highly voted question…
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[Video] Office Hours: Nine Minutes of Answers

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Post your questions at https://pollgab.com/room/brento and upvote the ones you’d like to see me discuss during my live streams. This week, I took a break from working on my PASS Summit sessions in order to chat: Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Start 00:32 Jeremy: We have an older web app we’re going to be rewriting…
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[Video] Office Hours Live: Ask Me Anything

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Got a question for me? Post your questions at https://pollgab.com/room/brento and upvote the ones you’d like to see me discuss. Before heading to NYC for vacation, I recorded a live Office Hours on my Twitch channel. Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Start 04:40 neil: are there any ‘band aids’ a DBA can apply for a…
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[Video] Office Hours Silent Edition

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Okay, I, uh, forgot to unmute the microphone for this one: So here are the answers in text form instead. <sigh> Thank goodness it was a speed round! Mike: When Brent Ozar’s certification exams for SQL Server will be available? Looking forward to having exams like “Fundamentals of QT”, “Mastering Server Tuning” etc, so you…
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[Video] Office Hours: Ask Me Anything at the Mediterranean Sea

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On the last day of my Israel trip, I went through the highly upvoted questions from https://pollgab.com/room/brento and answered ’em, standing in front of the beach. Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Start 00:37 AllThePartyPeople: On our server, MAXDOP=1 (not my choice); we had a poor performing SP call (called as dynamic SQL; again not my choice);…
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[Video] Office Hours: Six-Minute Speed Round

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The morning after the Data TLV Summit in Tel Aviv, I stood out on the balcony and answered a few of your questions from https://pollgab.com/room/brento, rapid-fire style:   Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Intros 00:47 cyrpl: Hi Brent from PEI, Canada. A support person told me today that when creating a table, an ID column…
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[Video] Office Hours in Tel Aviv, Israel

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Before speaking at the Data TLV Summit, I sat by the Mediterranean Sea and discussed the top-voted questions you posted at https://pollgab.com/room/brento. Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Start 00:55 Manikandan GS: As postgres being one among the RDBMS lane, do you think postgres is having more features and flexibility compared to MS-SQL Server? 02:46 PaginationWoo!:…
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[Video] Office Hours: Hotel Balcony Edition, Part 2

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Post your questions at https://pollgab.com/room/brento and upvote the ones you’d like to see me cover. In today’s episode, I sit down on a quiet hotel balcony and talk through a bunch of interesting questions: Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Introductions 00:59 Haydar: What tools do you like to use when troubleshooting azure sql db query…
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[Video] Office Hours: Hotel Balcony Edition, Part 1

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Post your questions at https://pollgab.com/room/brento and upvote the ones you’d like to see me cover. In today’s episode, I sit down on a quiet hotel balcony and talk through a bunch of interesting questions: Here’s what we covered today: 00:00 Introductions 00:25 Kebros: Hi Brent.My manager wants me to summarize sql health into a number…
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[Video] Office Hours: Ask Me Anything About SQL Server

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Post your Microsoft data platform questions at https://pollgab.com/room/brento and upvote the ones you’d like to see me answer. I sat down by the pool in Cabo with a cup of coffee to go through ’em: Here’s what we covered in this episode: 00:00 Introductions 00:43 MergeItLikeItsHot: Hi Brent, do you have any good resources to…
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[Video] Office Hours at the End of the World

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I hopped down to Cabo San Lucas and sat at the End of the World to answer the questions you posted & upvoted at https://pollgab.com/room/brento. Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Intros 00:44 Kirk Saunders: Hey Brent! When did you determine your knowledge/skillset/etc.. was sufficient to teach your various classes? I think I’m doing well at…
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[Video] Office Hours: Speed Round Edition

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Not all of the questions you post at https://pollgab.com/room/brento require long answers. Here’s a quick speed round: Here’s what we discussed: 00:00 Introductions 00:24 EngineHorror: Hey Brent! What’s your opinion on page- and row-level compression in general? Is it true it increases locking besides burning extra CPU? 01:08 Pony: Is Microsoft Assessment and Planning tool…
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[Video] Office Hours: Long Answers Edition

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This time on Office Hours, I let a few questions piled up at https://pollgab.com/room/brento that required in-depth answers to really do ’em justice. In particular, there was a statistics question that needed demos. Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Introductions 00:35 Grogu: Did DBA Brent ever have to support a version of SQL Server that Microsoft…
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